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April 1931

A REVIEW OF UROLOGIC SURGERY

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES; ROCHESTER, MINN.; ROANOKE, VA.; TORONTO, CANADA; ANTWERP, BELGIUM; LOS ANGELES

Arch Surg. 1931;22(4):666-690. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1931.01160040142011
Abstract

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Calculi.  —Cathcart27 reported a case of ureteral stone of unusual size and weight. A man, aged 48, had had appendectomy for severe pain in the right side of the abdomen. During convalescence the same type of pain continued as before operation. Two years later a diagnosis of right ureteral stone was made, and after two attempts the stone was successfully removed. Five years later the abdominal pain again appeared on the right side. For six months the patient had had an uncomfortable, heavy feeling in the right lower portion of the abdomen. A roentgenogram of the kidney and urinary bladder revealed a shadow extending from the transverse process of the third lumbar vertebra to the wall of the bladder. At operation the kidney was freed from its bed and the pedicle was ligated and left loose in the wound. Through a right lower abdominal incision the ureter was

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